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Meaning and name origin

Kalli \k(al)-li\ as a girl's name is of Latin, Greek, Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Kalli is "cup; fairest, most beautiful; beautiful, lovely; black". Kalli is a variant of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta, feminine form of Calixtus which is used in reference by Christians to the cup containing the wine of the Christian sacrament. Also a variant of Callie (Greek): from Greek "kallos" which this name may have first developed as a nickname for the Greek-derived Calpurnia and Calandra. Kalli is also used as a variant of Kali (Hindi, Sanskrit) and Kallie (Greek), Kallista (Greek).


Kalli has 22 variant forms: Cahlie, Cala, Calee, Cali, Calie, Calla, Callee, Calley, Calli, Cally, Kahlei, Kahley, Kahli, Kala, Kalei, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalla, Kallee, Kalley, Kally, Kaly.


Kalli is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kalli and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Callie (#186), Cali (#201), Kali (#262), Kallie (#643), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley, Kala, Calla, Calli and Calista. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cali, Calista, Calla, Callie, Kala, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kali, Kallie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cali, Calista, Calla, Calli, Callie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaleigh, Kaley, Kali, Kallie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kalli is also pronounced similarly to Callia, Kaala, Kaela, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahla, Kaila, Kaili, Kailie, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kalee, Kalia, Kalie, Kayla, Kaylei, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylla, Kayllie, Keeli, Keili, Kelli, Kellie, Kelly and Kyli. Other suggested similar baby names are Halli, Kahle, Kalle, Karli, Kayle, Kyall, Salli and Valli. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalli.